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If you were told that your congregation was a “corporation of the state,” then what would you think? The phrase might boggle your mind a little bit at first, and then once you realize how wicked “the state” is, then it would be wise for a Bible believer to be bothered by it.
There are many churches, especially the mainstream, but even some independent churches, that obtain what is called a 501c3 status. Many people have been deceived into thinking that in order to be an official church, one must obtain this status. Let me give you a quick rundown of what this status is. A 501c3 corporation is a non-profit organization that gains a tax exempt status under section 501(c) of the IRS code. Part 3 is specifically for religious, charitable, and educational organizations.
There is already a major problem this far into the detail. Since true New Testament churches are not recognized as a legal entity, they are already exempt from tax. Wherefore, why would you go to the government to get permission to be exempt from a tax you didn’t owe to begin with? Something strange is going on here.
Let us now go into further detail of the lawful state definitions of a 501c3 corporation. (I claim no ownership of the following definitions)
- The creator of a corporation is the State.
- The State is the sole authority and sovereign head over the corporation.
- The corporation is subject to the laws of the State which limits its powers.
- The corporation has no constitutionally protected rights.
- The corporation is an artificial person.
- The corporation submits to a State Charter declaring it is a creature of the State.
- The corporation is created for the benefit of the public.
- The corporation is a State franchise.
- The corporation is a privilege granted by the State.
Look over each of those definitions carefully. Now replace “corporation” with “church.” When you sign that 501c3 contract, you are literally owned by the state. They have legal authority to tell you what you can and can’t preach. You surrender all of your constitutional rights. Why would anyone want to make their congregation a corporation of the state?
As it is stated earlier in this post, many have been deceived into thinking that they need a 501c3 status in order to become an “official church.” First thing wrong with this statement, the Church is the body of believers. Next thing is, there is nothing in the Bible that states you need to gain such a wicked status. Anyone with a basic understanding of the Bible should know WAY better than this. Why do you need permission from our evil government to be called a Church.
There is nothing in me that doubts that this status is being used by the government to make an attempt to control preachers and their congregations as part of setting up the New World Order. They are trying to keep sound doctrine out so their way can be paved.
In the name of The Lord Jesus Christ I write unto you. Amen.